Nagorno Karabakh 2020

Shortlist 2021

Stanislav Krupar

Stanislav Krupar is a Prague-based documentary photographer. His work appears regularly in Die Zeit, GEO, The New York Times, Time, De Standaard, NZZ, Focus, Internazionale, and other international media. Besides covering news and current affairs, Stanislav also works on several long-term documentary projects in Russia and Siberia. He started his career as a freelance photographer in 2002, after graduating from the Mendel University in Brno in the Czech Republic. Stanislav Krupa worked as an illegal migrant worker at farms in England and worked as a special needs teacher at a primary school in Brno. He was a staff photographer at the Czech weekly magazine Reflex between 2009 and 2013. Since fall 2015, Stanislav has been a contract photographer for the Czech version of Newsweek. Stanislav Krupar's work is represented by the German agency LAIF.

The Conflict

Nagorno Karabakh 2020

Conflict in Nagorno Karabakh/Artsakh as I witnessed it in fall 2020. In autumn 2020 heaviest fighting started in Nagorno Karabakh/Artsakh for the last 26 years. The war between Armenia and Azerbaijan broke out on Sept 27, and the peace agreement was signed on Nov 9, 2020. I was allowed to work exclusively from Armenian side.